Saturday was a warm day but that didn't stop the Norristown community from having a lot of fun on the River.  Heather Gaines did a great job working with Robin and others to plan a successful event. There were lots of activities, live music by the Alan Reynolds band, a real dragon line, many demonstrations and vendors.
Our Rotary boat judges Jim Williams, Tom Bown, Judy Bucko, Paul Catrambone, Mark Call and also to Christine Sherbert & Robin Parker, Diane Helm for planning and representing Rotary / Norristown all worked hard to make it a success.
A BIG THANK You to these Rotarians who came out to help bring Rotary into the community.
Our Rotary Judges
The Dragonboat Event Planners
One favorite activity of the day was the Cardboard Boat Contest.  The Water Rescue squad is on the water during the entire race.  
The boats are created almost entirely out of corrugated cardboard and duct tape. A lot of creativity was demonstrated mostly by area youths.
Boats are judged based on Appearance (Creativity, Asthetic Beauty, and supporting the Dragon Boat theme), Design(Originality and Innovation, Simplicity, Compliance with material rules, Efficient use of materials),  and of course Speed & Boating Skills ( 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners o the race.  We had 9 boat entrants this year.  They were all good and we recycled a lot of cardboard.  
Some capsize at the race start. You can view the entire race by clicking on the large picture below:  
VIDEO of the Race
(click on picture)
Appearance - NPD K9-2431
Design - Elley Elefant Cruise
Speed (Race)
1st place - #2 Witch Raft
2nd Place - #1
3rd Place - #9